101. Deputy Brendan Griffin asked the Tánaiste and Minister for Justice and Equality if funding will be provided for CCTV cameras in a town (details supplied) in County Kerry; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [16880/17]


Tánaiste and Minister for Justice and Equality (Deputy Frances Fitzgerald): I am very conscious of the value that communities, especially rural communities, place on CCTV as a means of deterring crime and assisting in the detection of offenders.
The Deputy will be aware that the Programme for a Partnership Government commits to providing investment in CCTV systems and that I have secured €1 million in Budget 2017 to begin a new round of community CCTV schemes in line with the Programme. I expect to make an announcement in this context shortly.